Festival of the Trees #43 features Dallas

January 11, 2010

Festival of the Trees #43 is up at Jason Hogle’s Xenogere.  It’s usually a great blog carnival — but I recommend this one also because Jason uses a walk through Dallas’s Celebration Tree Grove as the theme for the carnival.

Particularly apt in this International Year of Biodiversity, as Jason reminds us.

Engraving at Dallas's Celebration Tree Grove - photo by Jason Hogle, Xenogere

The Greeks got it right. Engraving at Dallas's Celebration Tree Grove - photo by Jason Hogle, Xenogere

Plant a seed:  Tell somebody else.

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Million Dollar Monarch, a glorious film

December 21, 2007

Robert J. Salder photo of the Million Dollar Monarch of Highland Park, Texas, lighted for Christmas

Robert J. Sadler photo of the Million Dollar Monarch of Highland Park, Texas, lighted for Christmas

Spectacular blend of history, botany and story.

One of a series of short films produced by KERA Television in Dallas over the past few years, this one by veteran filmmaker Rob Tranchin. A lot more details here — and frankly, the video quality is vastly superior at KERA’s site — go view the film there.

I hope it’s available on DVD for classroom use, especially around Dallas, soon.

Hundreds of historic trees grace America’s cities and countryside. We could use a dozen more films this good to tell their stories.


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